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Wilfried Bony signs Swansea City extension

Swansea City striker Wilfried Bony has penned a new one-year contract extension with the club, that will keep him at the Liberty Stadium until the summer of 2018.

The 25-year-old joined the Swans for a record £12m from Dutch side Vitesse Arnhem in 2013, scoring 29 goals in 61 games for the Premier League club.

The Ivory Coast international has found the net twice at the 2014 World Cup finals and was strongly linked with a switch to Premier League clubs at the end of the last season.

It was reported that Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham were all said to be interested in Bony’s services, but manager Garry Monk insisted the striker was not for sale.

“It’s great news for the club,” Monk told Swansea’s official website.“I’ve spoken a lot about what Bony has brought to the club not just on the pitch but off it as well.

“These types of players are ones that we do our best to keep at the club for a long time, but it’s also important that we see commitment from that player towards the club, his teammates and the fans. Bony has shown that he is very committed to this club by signing an extension here.”

Bony has scored four goals in 11 appearances for Swansea this season, helping the club to fifth position ahead of their clash to Premier League champions Manchester City on Saturday.

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